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2008-07-30 12:00:00

By Zachary K. Johnson, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 30--STOCKTON -- Without San Joaquin General Hospital, the cost to the county to provide medical care to its poor could more than double, according to a report from county Health Care Services. It costs the county about $35 million to meet its legal obligation for the medical care of indigents at the hospital, but that cost would range from $33 million to $70 million if the county had to pay someone else to provide medical care to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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